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Sabata (1969)

Ehi amico... c'è Sabata. Hai chiuso! (original title)
PG-13 | | Western | 16 September 1969 (Italy)
A master gunfighter teams up with his banjo-playing partner and a Mexican bandit to foil the town leaders of Daugherty, Texas, who want to steal $100,000 from their own bank to buy land that the approaching railroad will cross.

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(as Frank Kramer)

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Carrincha (as Pedro Sanchez)
Aldo Canti ...
Indio (as Nick Jordan)
Franco Ressel ...
Antonio Gradoli ...
Ferguson (as Anthony Gradwell)
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Oswald, Stengel Henchman (as Robert Hundar)
Gianni Rizzo ...
Judge O'Hara
Spartaco Conversi ...
Slim, Stengel Henchman (as Spanny Convery)
Carlo Tamberlani ...
Nichols (as Charles Tamblyn)
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False Father Brown (as Alan Collins)
Marco Zuanelli ...
Franco Marletta ...
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Andrea Aureli ...
Daniel (as Andrew Ray)
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Storyline

A master gunfighter competes with the town leaders of Daugherty, Texas to steal an army safe containing $100,000 intended to buy the land upon which the coming railroad will be built. Written by Erik Gregersen <erik@astro.as.utexas.edu> and tanglefreak98

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The man with gunsight eyes comes to kill!

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Western

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Rated PG-13 for western violence and some sexual situations | See all certifications »
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16 September 1969 (Italy)  »

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2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Body count: 75. See more »

Goofs

After Sabata returns the safe, the colonel instructs a lieutenant to "see about his money". The officer who approaches to determine the reward is a captain. See more »

Quotes

Sabata: I'm on the right side.
Banjo: Which side is that?
Sabata: Not the side against the law.
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Connections

Followed by È tornato Sabata... hai chiuso un'altra volta! (1971) See more »

Soundtracks

Ehi Amico C'e' Sabata (Main Title)
Music composed by Marcello Giombini
Vocals performed by Cantori Moderni Di Alessandroni (uncredited)
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Original Sabata film is the best
30 October 2002 | by See all my reviews

Good, exciting western action film. Some originality that's surprising -- i.e. very good acrobats. "Banjo" is obviously Johnny Guitar, but it's still refreshing to see in an Italian western. Van Cleef is brutal and excellent as Sabata, a bounty hunter on the make, and the story is pleasingly ironic, humorous, and without sentimentality or moralizing. Pleasing fun for fans of the genre.


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